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Re: How Has Alexey Affected YOUR Life?
« Reply #30 on: August 12, 2007, 05:58:03 PM »
I wouldn't say Alexei has affected my life or anything but there are similarities between ours. I was diagnosed with juvenile arthritis when I was 2 and it caused me enormous pain and all sorts of other sicknesses. I had to grow up with it and it prevented me from being active and playful like any other boy. I was able to sympathize with the suffering in others and I've been told by countless numbers that I act and think years beyond my age. I almost died when I was eight too, due to an intense fever caused by it o_o. Arthritis is no longer a big part of my life but I still know the pain inflicted by intense illness and know what Alexei's suffering must have been like.  :-\
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Re: How Has Alexey Affected YOUR Life?
« Reply #31 on: September 02, 2007, 12:50:51 AM »
The anecdote I think of most often concerns Alexei and Olga.  When Alexei was ten, Olga found him lying on his back looking at clouds and asked him what he was doing.  "I like to think and wonder," Alexei replied.  Olga asked him what he liked to think about.  "Oh, so many things," was his answer.  "I enjoy the sun and the beauty of summer as long as I can.  Who knows whether one of these days I shall not be prevented from doing it?"

This should serve as a reminder to everyone to observe what seems good in life to you, and make the most of it while you have it.  Appreciate what you are able to do.  Remember that this boy who was the most important child in Russia still had many days of painful illness and didn't live long, might not have anyway, while some people live incredibly long lives but may not cherish them as much.

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Re: How Has Alexey Affected YOUR Life?
« Reply #32 on: September 10, 2007, 05:51:41 PM »
Wow! I haven't seen this topic in so long! I'm glad it's still up and active! :) All of have such beautiful and strong morals and stories. I just want to tell you all that I think I've become a better person just by reading all of your posts! Bless all of you! I love this community! :)

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Re: How Has Alexey Affected YOUR Life?
« Reply #33 on: July 23, 2008, 07:50:00 PM »
Alexei has had quite some influence on me, i look at his memory and his life and try to be like him. I try to be brave when tragedy strikes, but i don't give up on being emotional,  I try to be here for others, who are in need of help, or just a talk because to me Alexei seems to be that kind of person, or was that kind of person. I am from a triplet, and besides losing both my brothers i have probably spent a couple of years in the hospital because of health problems, some life threatening. And some of those issue's probably will be part of me for the rest of my life, and while I had to endure allot I try to take it on bravely, as Alexei did. We all have our cross to bare, and i try to wear mine as Alexei wore his.

Also, when I lost a close friend of mine to Leukemia when she almost was cured, i turned to my faith, and towards my faith in Alexei, and his Family(but especially Alexei) for help and guidance during that terrible time. I see him as a Guardian Angel, along with his family, Queen Astrid of Belgium and Princess Diana because they all cared for others, without wanting something in return. Alexei also made me really believe in God even more. I am more of a devoted Christian now, and i try to visit the church as much as i can just to find comfort in time of need.
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Re: How Has Alexey Affected YOUR Life?
« Reply #34 on: July 23, 2008, 08:10:57 PM »
Dandy, I completly agree with you...And I am so sorry about your friend, I am very emotional, and I can start to cry easy......Thinking deeply, I am considering he was one person which deserved love....And he gave love to others, when people cry, then he cry, when people is sad, then he's sad....when the country is unhappy, he is ,too, unhappy....Also, when people are happy, he is too, when people is smiling, he's smiling more......With his charm, elegancy, voice and eyes, and spiritedness of love made people remorsed..I am among them.......
I hope everyone can understand him better, after reading this.
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Re: How Has Alexey Affected YOUR Life?
« Reply #35 on: July 23, 2008, 08:16:53 PM »
Dandy, I completly agree with you...And I am so sorry about your friend, I am very emotional, and I can start to cry easy......Thinking deeply, I am considering he was one person which deserved love....And he gave love to others, when people cry, then he cry, when people is sad, then he's sad....when the country is unhappy, he is ,too, unhappy....Also, when people are happy, he is too, when people is smiling, he's smiling more......With his charm, elegancy, voice and eyes, and spiritedness of love made people remorsed..I am among them.......
I hope everyone can understand him better, after reading this.

Exactly what i meant, and thank you for what you said about my friend. She died in march of this year, so it isn't healed completely yet. Aldo i tried to put my feelings into some creative work(I made a video, and I am working on a story using her disease and strugle, just so i can ease the pain by it) because it always is some kind of comfort when i can put my heart into something.

PS. You remembered my name? :D I feel flattered for some reason now,  :)
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Re: How Has Alexey Affected YOUR Life?
« Reply #36 on: July 23, 2008, 08:26:43 PM »
Yes, I remembered your name..... ;)

Let's back to Tsarevich---So, I said almost all in my previous post; and I have to add--Aleksei was one human person, wasn't he? Remember his schock at Hospital when he saw boys aged like he in beds with many hurts. Also, I think his childhood was adulthood, Not sure what I mean? I mean, he 'became' older(in phyhical point of view) very early. Also, playing with friends weren't avaible much to him.--expect he was health......So, he respected words 'friendship', 'help', and he understood all kinds of pain.......Am I right?  :)
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Re: How Has Alexey Affected YOUR Life?
« Reply #37 on: July 23, 2008, 08:32:50 PM »
You are exactly right on the spot. You just know what's in my head ;) And I agree, Alexei was probably older psychically because he endured real pain and understood all kind of needs, all kind of pain..
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Re: How Has Alexey Affected YOUR Life?
« Reply #38 on: January 03, 2010, 02:16:19 PM »
I agree with much of what's been said. I'm not sure why, but the more I research the IF, the more I'm drawn to Alexi. He does seem like a little brother! And in fact, he just helped me find something I've been missing for a long time.  8)

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« Reply #39 on: January 03, 2010, 02:27:41 PM »
Alexei's story made me think of how lucky I am.  My parents aren't leaders that people will want to murder without thought.  As of right now, I'm nearly 13.  To think that he was killed when he wasn't much older than me now makes me shudder.

Of course, he did affect my life by drawing me to a boy who looks just like him and has his same sweet yet somewhat dare-devilish personality.  We're best friends now, and he's considered my boyfriend by everyone in the school 

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Re: How Has Alexey Affected YOUR Life?
« Reply #40 on: January 03, 2010, 09:47:35 PM »
I've had a life somewhat parallel to his sisters, with my sibling absolutely ruined by a disease that comes and goes (epilepsy with seizures and severe IQ loss).  So from the age of 14, when I discovered the IF, I have been fascinated by their reaction to disease, and its emotional effect on their own family.  Most of all, I have never figured out how Nicholas carried on day to day with his public life while bearing the sadness of his son's suffering.  Unimaginable to me! And yet the word used to describe him is always 'weak.'  People who have an Alexei in their lives see weakness with a whole different set of eyeglasses....

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Re: How Has Alexey Affected YOUR Life?
« Reply #41 on: January 10, 2010, 02:37:33 AM »
I look at Alexie's life as something to aspire to, I too went through childhood suffering n more thanone area and beleive ican sympathise with a lot of people.iread about Alexeis life and analyse his qualities and strive to show the positive qualities he had in my life.
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Re: How Has Alexey Affected YOUR Life?
« Reply #42 on: January 14, 2010, 09:27:00 PM »
It is an interesting question, this idea of inspiration.  I believe that a lot of people who don't really respond to the idea of sainthood for the IF still see the family as inspiring in some aspect.  Perhaps bravery, handling suffering, attempting to stay humble in spite of their fame, staying a loving family in spite of events and fame, etc.  And Alexei, of course, for handling his disease with a great deal of spunk.

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Re: How Has Alexey Affected YOUR Life?
« Reply #43 on: September 13, 2018, 04:48:26 PM »
Recently my little memorial to Alexei fell down.  I have been meaning to repair and replace it but have been sidelined by a number of issues including bad weather and health complications.  For over two weeks now I have been channeling Alexei after straining my back on a couple of jobs around the house and yard.  They shouldn't have been any big deal but the pain from one small pulled muscle has spread to several parts of my right leg so I can't move around much but don't dare stay in one position too long either, as that makes it worse, and I am unable to concentrate on activities I would like.  I always think of Alexei during such times and contemplate his family's struggles and their faith.

I was very surprised to read this eyewitness account http://www.alexanderpalace.org/palace/alexis-tsarevich-spala.html which had Alexei's serious groin injury occurring from a bathtub fall before the 1912 trip to Spala.  I always understood he was injured after arriving at Spala when he tried to jump into a small boat and the oar struck him near his hip.  This makes it sound as if he was too compromised from the bathtub fall to have attempted any such thing as leaping into a boat and makes me wonder which if either story is true.  In any case, we do know he suffered agonies from what was believed an incurable injury only to recover and be cruelly murdered a few years later.  This is a downer but I try to be inspired by Alexei and do what I can even while not functioning at 100% capacity.  I was thankful to be able to watch a couple of good movies I couldn't have had I been rushing around trying to accomplish things.  I am also thankful for modern medicine to which I will turn for help.  Presumably there is some sort of lesson in all this.  It's hard to believe they have all been gone for over 100 years now.

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Re: How Has Alexey Affected YOUR Life?
« Reply #44 on: September 14, 2018, 04:12:06 AM »
Indeed, I read Spiridovitch's book and he talks about a bathtub. Afterwards, Spiridovitch was not necessarily a direct witness of the accident. In the memories, there are always small mistakes. For example, I think I remember that Spiridovich also commits a confusion about the commemorations in Belgorod in 1911.